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Paul Manafort, right, leaves the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, with his attorney, Kevin Downing, left. Credit: Diego M. Radzinschi / ALM

Paul Manafort’s defense lawyers will make a bid Tuesday to stop the tax and bank fraud trial of the former Trump campaign chairman from moving forward to jurors.

Manafort lawyer Richard Westling previewed the motion for acquittal—a routine move by defense attorneys—late Monday, arguing to U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Virginia, that the special counsel prosecutors had not met their burden in the case. Manafort’s legal team also expects to tell the judge Tuesday whether it will call any witnesses or introduce evidence.

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